Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors is actually a classic technique in magical illusions that makes an entity appear to hover in empty space, sometimes passed off as conjured spirits. There’s a simple “sciencey” explanation for this. Sounds cool – huh? Since this technique was documented in 1770, we have gone on to incorporate the phrase into real […]

How to win – tips on successful bid writing

We live in a very competitive world and if you want to win that next project, writing compelling and effective proposals is a must. When a business or government entity is looking for a partner for a specific project, often an Expression of Interest or Request for proposal will be released. The responses received will […]

11 ways to measure social media ROI

Social media is so ingrained in our everyday lives it’s difficult to remember what it was like before it existed. No news feeds to check, no pop up notifications and no post likes! With approximately 70% of the total Australian population active on Facebook, and 1 in 2 Australian’s watching Youtube social media has been […]

Why SOME newsletters fail

Let’s get straight to the point and define what the success of a newsletter looks like and how this success can be measured. Before we do so, it’s important to note that today 99.9% of newsletters are emailed and no longer sent in the post. And horse drawn carriages are no longer the primary form […]

How to choose the perfect font for your brand

An essential part of designing your brand is font selection. At its most basic, it commands consistency. Beyond this, fonts lead to a visual brand identity and assist with recognition in a busy marketplace. Furthermore they communicate brand traits and need to speak to your target audience. Because of this, font selection is not a […]

5 ways to kick start B2B market segmentation

Before we jump in, let’s start with the basics. Knowing your customers is one of the fundamentals of successful marketing – business to consumer (B2C), business to business (B2B), etc. Market segmentation is how we take this knowledge and put customers into distinct groups based around what they want and need to develop targeted campaigns […]

Crisis management in the digital age

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently,” so sayeth investment guru and all-round multi-billionaire Warren Buffet. These are wise, wise words, Mr Buffet that withstand the test of time with just one minor amendment. Today, it can take just […]

6 Marketing Trends in 2017

Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict the future? The only thing that we for certain can predict is that the future is unpredictable and even so we can’t help speculate and guess what will be the next big thing. Here are 6 marketing trends we believe will be dominant in 2017. Mobile Video […]

Media monitoring and why your business needs it

It’s just about impossible to follow every mention of your business in the media these days. Why? Because the ‘media’ as we know it, is a growing number of public channels available for all to see 24/7 worldwide. It sounds daunting because it is! Setting up Google News Alerts isn’t going to cut it anymore. […]

Why brand consistency is critical

I can understand how you might find a marketer’s white knuckled commitment to brand consistency kind of annoying. I mean, what is the big deal? Anyone would think it was a ‘life and death’ issue when you hear marketers say things like: ‘No, there’s no way we can do it. We need to think about […]